Peter Wayner

Contributing writer

Peter Wayner is the author of more than 16 books on diverse topics, including open source software ("Free for All"), autonomous cars ("Future Ride"), privacy-enhanced computation ("Translucent Databases"), digital transactions ("Digital Cash"), and steganography ("Disappearing Cryptography").

9 dark secrets of the federated web

7 reasons to love the Rust language—and 7 reasons not to

7 reasons to love the Rust language—and 7 reasons not to

Love it or hate it, Rust is taking the world of systems programming by storm. Here's a look at what's great, and not-so-great, about the so-called modern successor to C and C++.

13 open source projects transforming AI and machine learning

13 open source projects transforming AI and machine learning

From deepfakes to natural language processing and more, the open source world is ripe with projects to support software development on the frontiers of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

8 Java frameworks for embedded development

8 Java frameworks for embedded development

Developers writing embedded Java applications have a stack of frameworks and other tools to choose from. Here are the best Java frameworks used for embedded development today.

8 open source projects taking collaboration to the next level

8 open source projects taking collaboration to the next level

Today's workplace is all about collaboration, and as more teams go remote, the need for innovative tools is stronger than ever. Here are eight open source projects that could help take your virtual collaborations from good to great.

12 examples of old tech that never dies

12 examples of old tech that never dies

From magnetic tape to mainframes, sometimes the old tech really is better. Take a trip back in time with these die-hard technologies still going strong today.

8 Java frameworks for a cloud-native world

8 Java frameworks for a cloud-native world

These lighter-weight Java frameworks combine cloud-native flexibility with Java’s time-tested engineering, so you can write responsive code that’s easy to deploy anywhere.

12 programming tricks to cut your cloud bill

12 programming tricks to cut your cloud bill

Cutting cloud costs is a team effort, and that includes developers. Here are 12 tricks for developing software that is cheaper to run in the cloud.

11 new programming languages to make a coder's heart sing

11 new programming languages to make a coder's heart sing

From a friendlier way to write WebAssembly to a visual language for machine learning, these 11 programming tools could redefine the way you write software.

9 home office essentials for developers who WFH

9 home office essentials for developers who WFH

Working from home is here to stay, so why not build the hackatorium of your dreams?

9 low-rent cloud providers to challenge AWS, Azure, and GCP

9 low-rent cloud providers to challenge AWS, Azure, and GCP

Major cloud providers do it all, and usually for a sizable price. If the high cost of cloud computing has you down, one of these smaller cloud services could be a way out.

InfoWorld’s 2022 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld’s 2022 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld celebrates the year’s best products in software development, cloud computing, data analytics, and machine learning.

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